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Chuadanga (চুয়াডাঙ্গা; Chuađaņga), Chuadanga district or Chuadanga Zilla (চুয়াডাঙ্গা জেলা) is the name of a Western district (zilla) of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna administrative division that covers most districts in the south-west of the country.
1174.1 square kilometers (453.32 square miles).
district on the northeast, Meherpur
r district on the northwest, Jhenaidah
district on the south and southeast, Nadia district of west bengal of India on the southwest
Map of Chuadanga District
Chuadanga sub-division was within Nadia district before the Partition. In 1947, excepting Krishnagar thana, the whole territory of Chuadanga sub-division was included in Kushtia district. It was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 93 mahallas, 4 upazilas, 31 union parishads, 421 mouzas and 514 villages.
Alamdanga Upazila, Chuadanga Sadar Upazila, Damurhuda Upazila, Jibannagar Upazila
It is supposed from the records of the Greek historians and geographical formations that this region was a part of the kingdom of Gangaridhi and there was a city called Gangey here. From the beginning of the British rule the people of Chuadanga participated in many uprisings and democratic movements. Their contributions to uprisings and movements including the wahabi movement (1831), faraizi movement (1838-47), sepoy revolt (1857), Indigo Rebellion (1859-60), khilafat movement (1920), swadeshi movement (1906), Non cooperation, Violation of Law and Satyagraha Movements (1920-40), Quit India Movement or August Revolt (1942) and Freedom Movement are notable. During the War of Liberation in 1971 early resistance was put up in Chuadanga. During the War of Liberation more than one hundred direct encounters were held between the Pak army and the Freedom Fighters in Chuadanga district.
Most of this small district is dedicated to agriculture. Occupational distributions clearly show this with agriculture employing 68% of the labour force, while only 12% are involved in commerce. Total cultivable land amounts to 894.20 km², of which 57% is under some sort of irrigation. Besides agriculture the district is now experiencing industrial growth. Major industries include Zaman Group of Industries, Bangas bread and biscuit, Tallu Spinning mills Ltd,Carew & Company Bangladesh Limited etc.Carew & Company Bangladesh Limited(1933),which is situated at Darshana of Damurhuda Upazila of Chuadanga district is the largest sugar mill of Bangladesh,Carew & Company has a distillery also which is the lone wine producing plant of Bangladesh, Carew & Company Bangladesh Limited is an enterprise of Bangladesh Sugar & Food Industries Corporation(BSFIC). BSFIC is an autonomous body of Ministry Of Industries(Government of Bangladesh).
Three domed Chuadanga Bara Mosque, Gholdari Mosque (1006 AD), Thakurpur Mosque, Shibnagar Mosque, Jamjami Mosque, Hazar Duari School (Damurhuda), Karpasdanga Neelkuthi, Gholdari Neelkuthi.
Dainik Pratham Rajdhani, Weekly Chaudanga Darpan, Weekly Chaudanga Samachar and Weekly Din Badaler Kagaj.
Mathabhanga, bhairab, kumar, Chitra, and nabaganga.
10th Parliament Member(s)
Solaiman Haque Joarder (Selun)
Bangladesh Awami League
Md. Ali Azgar
Bangladesh Awami League
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.